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Science Fiction Hall of Fame Author Samuel Delany to speak at MFA Program Residency  

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Samuel R. Delany

During the upcoming residency for the Master’s in Fine Arts program, acclaimed novelist and critic Samuel R. Delany will present during an evening reading on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 8 p.m.

The reading will take place at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach and is open to the public. Earlier that day, Delany will give a craft talk, exclusive for MFA students.

Delany has taught English and creative writing at Temple University. After winning four Nebula Awards and two Hugo Awards, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2013, Delany was named the 31st Damon Knight Memorial Foundation Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

The residency’s evening presentations will feature other celebrated guests, such as artist Sergio Vega on Jan. 4, poet LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs on Jan. 7 and fiction writer Pola Olaxariac on Jan. 9.

MFA faculty will also present evening performances. Check out the MFA website for a full schedule of public presentations.

-Jacklyn Gion

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Atlantic Center for the Arts

If You Go:

Author Samuel R. Delany
Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission: Free
Atlantic Center for the Arts – 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Joan James Harris Theater

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